Broader benefits of the polio programme, Certification, Containment, Vaccines
Coffee with Polio Experts: Prof David Heymann, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
David Heymann, long-time public health expert, discusses what lessons smallpox eradication teaches us in eradicating a disease, and why it is critical to complete the job of polio eradication.
07 September 2021
Learn how the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) is being rolled out across Africa to help more sustainably address outbreaks of a non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, and protect children across the continent.
Despite success against wild polio in the African region, outbreaks of the non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, continue. With continued country commitment to eradication, a future where no child in Africa is paralysed by the virus is possible.
Afghanistan’s Polio Eradication Initiative continues operations amidst ongoing instability in the country
Value of polio infrastructure in COVID-19 support continues to be highlighted
In the middle of a devastating pandemic with no end in sight, a glimmer of hope came in August 2020, on the day the African Region was officially declared free of wild poliovirus.